China’s Xi urges closer naval ties amid regional tensions

China 04/23/19, 01:15

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged closer ties between the world's navies on Tuesday, amid tensions over China's rapid expansion of its naval forces and forceful assertions of territorial claims in the South China Sea.Xi's remarks came in an address to foreign naval officers attending a fleet review marking the 70th ...

Beijing’s human rights abuses are only getting worse

China 04/22/19, 09:31

The U.S. State Department’s recently released Human Rights Report for 2018 is its yearly attempt to hold other governments accountable, while saying nothing about controversial American government actions during the year. The aim is to enhance generally the basic human rights listed in the 1948 UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and end international abuses, ...

China downplays political impact of global development push

China 04/19/19, 03:43

China downplayed the political implications of its global Belt and Road infrastructure initiative, saying Friday that it aimed to boost multilateralism amid protectionist trends in the U.S. and elsewhere. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that a conference to promote the initiative to be held next week in Beijing would draw leaders ... China’s genocide unlike any other

China 04/10/19, 22:54, a Catholic news source serving the Asian region, carried a commentary article titled “China's genocide unlike any other” by Benedict Rogers on April 4, 2019. Benedict Rodgers is deputy chair of the U.K.’s Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, East Asia team leader at human rights organization CSW, and an adviser ...

China’s spreading influence in Eastern Europe worries West

China 04/10/19, 20:24

Coal-powered plants, mobile networks, major bridges, roads and railways: Chinese investments have been booming throughout Central and Eastern Europe's cash-strapped developing countries, even as European Union officials scramble to counter Beijing's mounting economic and political influence on the continent. EU member Croatia is hosting a summit Thursday between China and 16 ...

China, EU hail breakthrough investment agreement

China 04/10/19, 09:54

Announcement at this week's annual summit of EU and China leaders comes amid uncertainty over trade negotiations between US and China and threats by President Donald Trump of more tariffs against European Union

A firm and resolute Chinese hero

China 04/10/19, 05:32

The award-winning documentary film “Letter from Masanjia” tells the true story of the extraordinary courage and hope of a man named Sun Yi, despite the unimaginable horrors he endured as a prisoner of conscience in a forced labor camp. The film, by Vancouver-based director Leon Lee, also exposes the human suffering ...

Trump administration: NATO’s biggest challenge is China

China 04/03/19, 18:13

The greatest challenge for the U.S. and European allies is the aggression of the People's Republic of China, declared Vice President Mike Pence on the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). "Determining how to meet the challenge of Chinese 5G technology, meet the challenge of the easy money ...

China formally arrests Xinjiang ex-governor in bribery case

China 04/03/19, 02:17

The former governor of the restive Xinjiang region has been formally arrested on accusations of taking bribes following a monthslong investigation, the government said Wednesday, showing no letup in President Xi Jinping's drive to bring the bureaucracy to heel.Nur Bekri, who most recently headed the National Energy Administration planning agency, ...

Firefighters contain fire in China’s mountains where 30 died

China 04/01/19, 22:21

Firefighters have contained a blaze high in the rugged forested mountains of western China that claimed the lives of 30 of their colleagues.State media say open flames had been extinguished and only a few areas continued to emit smoke as of Tuesday with no further threat of the fire spreading.The ...

China to regulate all fentanyl drugs as controlled substance

China 04/01/19, 02:29

China said Monday it would begin regulating all fentanyl-related drugs as a class of controlled substances, in a change U.S. officials had long advocated as a way to stem the flow of lethal opioids from China. The sweeping change in the way China regulates drugs that mimic fentanyl takes effect May ...